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What year did settlers come to Jamestown?
1607
Why did so many colonists leave Europe?
They wanted to flee religious persecution
One characteristic of colonial towns is that they were...
self-sufficient (produced what they needed)
Name the most important building in a New England town:
the meeting house
The Middle Colonies produced so much flour they were known as the...
Breadbasket of the Colonies
Describe daily life for colonial children:
The children went to school to study reading, writing, and arithmetic. They helped with work around the homes and farms. Some became apprentices.
What is an indentured servant?
a person who worked 7 years to pay off a debt. This debt was usually a result from fees to come to the new world.
How did William Penn contribute to the formation of the middle colonies?
Penn founded Pennslyvania, which was based on Quaker principles of religious tolerance.
What was one of the main ways that the middle colonies made money?
manufacturing
Name 3 cash crops grown in the Southern colonies:
rice, tobacco, and indigo
What is a triangular trade route?
A voyage with two stops before going home.Traders would purchase slaves off the coast of Africa for New England rum, then sell the slaves in the West Indies where they would buy molasses to bring home for sale to the local rum producers.
Where did most slaves in the South live and work?
on plantations, which are large farms.
What were some of the ways they made money in the New England colonies?
They used lumber (wood) to build things, they fished and built ships
Name some ways that slaves resisted slavery:
They broke tools.
They worked slowly.
They pretended to be sick.
They attempted to escape.
What was the Mayflower Compact?
this was a document agreed upon by the Pilgrims on how to self-govern.
What year did settlers come to Jamestown?
1607
Why did so many colonists leave Europe?
They wanted to flee religious persecution
One characteristic of colonial towns is that they were...
self-sufficient (produced what they needed)
Name the most important building in a New England town:
the meeting house
The Middle Colonies produced so much flour they were known as the...
Breadbasket of the Colonies
Describe daily life for colonial children:
The children went to school to study reading, writing, and arithmetic. They helped with work around the homes and farms. Some became apprentices.
What is an indentured servant?
a person who worked 7 years to pay off a debt. This debt was usually a result from fees to come to the new world.
How did William Penn contribute to the formation of the middle colonies?
Penn founded Pennslyvania, which was based on Quaker principles of religious tolerance.
What was one of the main ways that the middle colonies made money?
manufacturing
Name 3 cash crops grown in the Southern colonies:
rice, tobacco, and indigo
What is a triangular trade route?
A voyage with two stops before going home.Traders would purchase slaves off the coast of Africa for New England rum, then sell the slaves in the West Indies where they would buy molasses to bring home for sale to the local rum producers.
Where did most slaves in the South live and work?
on plantations, which are large farms.
What were some of the ways they made money in the New England colonies?
They used lumber (wood) to build things, they fished and built ships
Name some ways that slaves resisted slavery:
They broke tools.
They worked slowly.
They pretended to be sick.
They attempted to escape.
What was the Mayflower Compact?
this was a document agreed upon by the Pilgrims on how to self-govern.